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DIVERSITY DECK® Cryosphere

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Cryosphere

The Cryosphere refers to the portions of the Earth’s surface where water is present in a solid state. It is a subset of the hydrosphere that represents all the ice on Earth: snow, glaciers, ice caps, ice floes and icebergs. The cryosphere acts as one of the Earth’s main temperature regulators, making it an important component in allowing life to exist on our planet. This deck centres around important social and environmental topics such as the indigenous people that inhabit the poles, the ice cores, the vegetation that exists at both poles, the effects of rising sea levels and much more.

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Cryosphere

Cryosphere

What is it?The Cryosphere refers to the portions of the Earth’s surface where water is present in a ..

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North Pole Geophysics

North Pole Geophysics

The Earth’s poles constitute a major part of the Cryosphere. Covered in white, they seem like tw..

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South Pole Geophysics

South Pole Geophysics

The Earth’s Poles constitute a major part of the Cryosphere. Covered in white, they seem like tw..

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Arctic Flora

Arctic Flora

Tundra The Artic Ocean is surrounded by the Tundra, a vast biome that crosses over Asia, Europe, an..

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Arctic Fauna

Arctic Fauna

Polar bears are amphibious, frequenting coasts and ice flows but also wandering inland on the tund..

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Antarctic Flora

Antarctic Flora

Frozen desert The Antarctic Continent is the coldest and windiest place on Earth. Snow permane..

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Poles Population

Poles Population

The geophysics for both poles is different, and the same can be said about the people who inhabit th..

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Albedo

Albedo

The reflective power of a surface Albedo (from Latin “whiteness”) is the reflective power of a..

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Ice Cores

Ice Cores

The Earth's History Book Ice cores are cylinders drilled from ice. We drill them with hand..

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Rising Sea Level

Rising Sea Level

As the planet warms up, the ice that covers the extreme north and south of our planet begins to melt..

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Antarctic Fauna

Antarctic Fauna

Antarctic fauna biodiversity is surprisingly rich on the sea floor considering the harsh conditions ..

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Water States

Water States

Water comes in different states. We are the only known planet where water can be found in its 3..

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Salty Water

Salty Water

Most of the water on Earth is salty. We cannot survive with only salty water. Fun FactOnly one varie..

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Freshwater

Freshwater

A tiny fraction of all Earth's freshwater can be used safely by humans So where is this fresh wate..

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Water Cycle & Climate

Water Cycle & Climate

The global water cycle influences the Earth’s climate..

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Ocean Garbage Patches

Ocean Garbage Patches

Most plastic thrown away ends up in oceans, creating patches of marine debris. These patches ..

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Water Treatment

Water Treatment

1 in 10 people on Earth do not have access to clean water More coming soon .....

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Aral Sea

Aral Sea

The dying sea Once the world's fourth biggest lake In 1960 the Aral Sea was the largest c..

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Marine Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas

MPA - Marine Protected Areas Protecting aquatic ecosystems More coming soon .....

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Droughts

Droughts

Consequences of drought include famine, water shortage and dust bowls More coming soon .....

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Dr Chapleau

Dr Chapleau

Headteacher at La Fontaine Academy primary school Working with MAINTENANT Sustaining Now has en..

Mme Parpia

Mme Parpia

Year 2 Teacher at La Fontaine Academy primary school Thank you to MAINTENANT Sustaining Now for..

Polar Ice Melting

Polar Ice Melting

As the planet warms up, the ice that covers the extreme north and south of our planet begins to melt..

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Walrus

Walrus

Odobenus rosmarus HabitatNorthern Atlantic and Northern Pacific ice shelves Life sp..

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EBS Paris

EBS Paris

Dean of EBS Paris and Director of ProgrammesLamia Rouai, Dean of EBS Paris, and Marc du Peloux,..

Retrospective 2018

Retrospective 2018

This exercise is about gathering some positive achievements in 2018 from all around the world on Sus..

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King Penguin

King Penguin

Aptenodytes patagonicus Antarctic sea bird  Habitat Sub-Antarctic regions of the Sout..

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Puffin

Puffin

Fratercula arctica North atlantic sea bird Habitat Cliff edges around the North A..

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Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Ursus maritimus Arctic mammal Habitat Sea ice shelves of the arctic circle Li..

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Narwhal

Narwhal

Monodon monoceros Arctic sea mammal - unicorn of the sea Habitat The Arctic sea, ..

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Muskox

Muskox

Ovibos moschatus Arctic mammal Habitat Grasslands and tundra in the high latitude..

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Husky

Husky

Canis lupus familiaris Sled-dog of the indigenous Arctic people A breed of dog which has ..

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Antarctic Treaty

Antarctic Treaty

A natural reserve devoted to peace and science The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by the 1..

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Climate Action

Climate Action

Action towards net zero carbon by 2050 Climate action is any action by which we try to avert c..

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